SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- Scarsdale and Edgemont women recently founded the new Women's Leadership Council of the United Way of Westchester and Putnam.
Women leaders from the two counties are joining to "harness leadership and philanthropy as agents of change to promote financial self-sufficiency, education, and health among women and their families," according to the release. Scarsdale residents Robin Colner and Emily Sherwood have joined with Edgemont's Kate McDonough as the founding members.
"The statistic is staggering: in Westchester, 44.8 percent of single moms, with children under 5, are living below the national poverty line of $23,000 for a family of four," representatives wrote in the release. "But the new Women’s Leadership Council of the United Way of Westchester and Putnam is determined to do something about it."
WLC representatives said the group "will engage its members in philanthropy and volunteerism through two compelling United Way initiatives," according to the release. The WLC’s inaugural celebration and luncheon, “Pearls of Wisdom,” will take place at noon Dec. 5 at Trump National Golf Club.
For additional information, residents are asked to visit the WLC webpage or contact Margaret Tramontine at 914-997-6700, ext. 737.
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